DescriptionCaturra, Colombia, and Castillo Varietals
24hr Fermentation Process, Light Roast
With aromas of fresh melon and notes of chocolate covered strawberries and blackberry jam, this coffee is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
The unique flavor profile is the result of a cutting edge, fermented processing technique developed by the maker, Juan Felipe Aristizábal. Juan Felipe is known as el alquimista (the alchemist) in his native Colombia. He’s renowned for experimenting with fermentation techniques to take an excellent coffee and give it something extra. For this coffee, freshly picked coffee cherries are sorted for quality, then soaked and fermented in sealed tanks for 24 hours where highly nuanced and complex flavors develop. From there, the whole cherry is moved to raised beds in solar dryers to continue the fermentation process while drying.
The coffee for this batch was sourced from small farmers in rural areas of the Caldas department in Colombia, at elevations of 6000 to 7000 feet. The region is surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes that create the perfect climate and soil in which to grow high quality coffee. The Aristizábal mill guarantees farmers a fixed price for coffee cherries, better allowing them to plan ahead and offering protection from the ever-changing winds of the global coffee market.